Remodeling any room is a complicated job that requires much research and imagination. If you have a home with an old, small or poorly-designed kitchen, you may have considered remodeling it. Here are some things to consider when you want to remodel your kitchen.
Measure Your Existing Kitchen
Your kitchen remodeling design is highly dependent on the design of your existing kitchen. Measure your kitchen and create detailed drawings of the layout that include windows, doors, plumbing and appliances as they currently exist. Once you have drawn your current kitchen, find the studs within your kitchen walls and include the location of the studs in your drawings.
Next, measure the space outside of your kitchen where you would like to expand your existing kitchen and include that area in your drawings. These measurements and drawings can give you an idea of where you can find more space for your new kitchen.
Draw Your Remodeled Kitchen
Now that you know what you have, you can begin to design a newly remodeled kitchen. Design your new kitchen with ease of movement and convenience in mind. Plan the space where you want to prepare meals so that it is within a few steps of the sink, stove, refrigerator and pantry storage.
These major parts of your remodeled kitchen can all open into a workspace with a central island with a granite or tile countertop that is large enough for you to work on multiple projects at the same time. This central island can be built over kitchen appliances such as a dishwasher and can include a stove, an oven and cooking utensil storage.
Plan for a Walk-in Pantry
One of the most important parts of a newly remodeled kitchen is having sufficient space to store your cooking utensils and food preparation appliances. You will want to have a place where these things are easily accessed and where you can safely store them out of sight when they are not being used. A walk-in pantry can accomplish this and can also be used for food storage.
Design Your Storage Cabinets and Cupboards
Another important part of a remodeled kitchen is cabinets and cupboards. These items can be built above and below all sink, counter and work surfaces. In large cabinets and cupboards, you can have rollout shelves and trays that allow you to easily access items stored in the back as well as the front. Some cabinets and cupboards can be specifically designed to hold wine, large serving dishes, paper products and cleaning items.
Plan for a Kitchen Table and a Seating Area
The kitchen is the heart of your house and a kitchen table and seating area are the heart of your kitchen. When designing your remodeled kitchen, you can include a comfortable place for dining in the kitchen that can serve as a multi-purpose work area for many cooking projects.
Plan for Light
Another important part of your kitchen remodel is lighting. You can have recessed task lights installed under your upper cabinets and cupboards so that you can easily work in all areas of your kitchen. Ceiling lights are also important to include in your design to give you even more light.
Once you have an idea of how you would like to remodel your kitchen, you can hire a remodeling contractor to put your ideas into a cohesive design.
Contact Contract Remodeling Services for a design consultation and a free estimate of costs and fees for your kitchen remodel. They are a full-service general contractor with the experience and expertise to integrate your designs and ideas into a detailed kitchen remodeling plan. They can then remodel your kitchen just the way that you want it and make it the heart of your home.